UPDATED - Tires/Wheels are installed. No rubbing at full turn on flat ground or slight flex. I'll REALLY flex it out later to see if I need the wheel spacers I've got coming. Some places are tight, so I think I will. My JK's jack was able to go high enough to change them out, but it was cranked up as high as it could go, so any JK'ers out there be aware you'll need a 2x4 or something if on soft or un-level ground. Gorilla lug nuts that came with the tires are way nicer to work with, threads seem a lot tougher. With the 2.5" lift it takes some work to get in and out now. I'd recommend some grab handles for the guys with short ladies out there.The important info for the JK's out there about drivability and such.
I have the spare in the back to maintain a "normal" weight while testing. I would have tossed it on the rear carrier but it's way too high and heavy to do myself, also need my 15/16 wrench/ratchet from work to adjust the holder's backspacing. I've got a front D30, rear D44 and 3.21 gear ratio. It drives fine. It takes a little more gas to get going, but nothing major, first gear having a 4.5+ gear ratio helps. I took it around some corners, was fine, tried again to induce Death Wobble, was fine. Pulls a little more than it used to (bump-steer), and ride is a little harsher, but I left the tires at 40psi for testing. I dropped them to 30 afterwards and it's WAY smoother. Braking is a little weaker which is to be expected, but with 4 discs it still stops pretty good, gear down hard and it's almost stock breaking distances. I took it up Sarcee, which has a pretty steep hill, there is high-end power loss for sure. I know the speedo's off (seems to be around 7-12km/h off) but given traffic's speed it'll maintain 80 at a steep climb. No more bombing around hills at 140+..... at least until re-geared eventually. On the flat it'll still do 120+ and on the TOP end you might still find use for 6th gear, so that's pretty awesome. You probably won't need it often though. Keep in mind I have a manual and have a speedo re-calibrator coming. If you have an auto you REQUIRE a re-calibrator to flash your computer BEFORE you drive it AT ALL or you're ESP and traction control could goes nuts and be dangerous to the point of causing accidents.
I've also got some laser cut gussets coming in to keep the "c"s of my D30 from getting bent while wheelin' due to the extra weight of the bigger tires. They're not needed, but lots of JK-ers' in the US are replacing axle housings because they've fubared they're "c"s on D30's. I've also been warned here by a few people that unit bearings in the hubs will likely get trashed on a 1-2 year timescale which requires replacing the front hubs - price of the game I guess.
On the the pictures!!!
Old vs. New
One side done
Old vs New on un-level ground
Hopefully going to get this heap o' goodies on the JK this weekend. Threw a Loonie down for scale. It all showed up today while I was at work. My girlfriend was home and said the UPS guy was NOT impressed (4th floor & no elevator). And she was NOT impressed with me having to move furniture to fit these inside. The good part is I was "told" to get this stuff on the Jeep and out of our apartment. At least I get to roll them down the stairs.
5 - 315/75R16's (35x12.5)
5 - Cragar Soft 8's
Included lug nuts, mounted & balanced
2 - Grab handles (bit more of a climb now)
1 - 2.5" Rough Country lift kit